Floor Lamp Monopod with Two Lampshades
Light for everyday life. Under laboratory conditions
With its base and round rod made of stainless steel, the design of this luminaire, which formally refers to the 1960s, is reminiscent of a laboratory stand, and each of its components, right down to the cubic switch housing and the solid knurled screws, exudes a technical impression. However, it not only looks like a lab stand, but also has its essential functionality, which is to be able to adjust what you flange to it as variably as possible and in all directions: The two-part umbrellas can be adjusted in height and beam direction independently of each other by turning the knurled locking screws. At the same time, they can be switched separately and are open at the back, which means that the light is primarily directed, but always radiates part of it into the surroundings. The untreated brass and copper surfaces on the inside (and outside, by the way) ensure a warm, natural light tone. In terms of statics, by the way, the floor lamp manufactured by BTC in England comes close to a long laboratory stand: the filigree rod tends to oscillate a little after switching on and off for a short time and, if both lights are aligned in the same direction, tilts slightly in the same direction.
British, in Detail. Lamps from BTC.
Lamps made by BTC (= British Timeless Classics), in the vicinity of Oxford, have attained the status of timeless classics. The creative spirit and driving force behind the firm is Peter Bowles, who pursues his very clear idea and just as clearly realises his agenda. The process starts with the manufacture: Bowles wants to produce lamps that are British down to the level of detail. For example, the bone china-lamp shades come from a pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, known as the "the Potteries" because of the almost 500 potteries that used to be located there. Almost all are gone today and the firm, which also belongs to Bowles, would not exist except for BTC. He took it over when it was on the brink of bankruptcy and has restructured it while keeping all the employees. The hand-blown glass domes come from a glass blowing shop in Worcestershire which Bowles also bought. In addition to domes for lamps, the shop produces coloured glass windows for historical buildings and churches. A handful of glass blowers with their two small smelting furnaces practice the methods of glass blowing and uphold the once famous English tradition of this trade. The British manufacture of the lamps extends to the cables, too. Bowles was dissatisfied with the plastic wrapped cables on his first lamp, so he used a locally produced cloth wrapped cable from a clothes iron for his exhibition piece. The reaction was so positive that he has used cloth cable since. They are locally produced near the firm in home-based work.
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